The new role of public employment services (PES) in the context of the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

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EESC opinion: The new role of public employment services (PES) in the context of the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

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The EESC calls for synergy between European PES Network strategy going beyond 2020 and the principles of the EPSR. An innovative role for PES in implementing national employment and labour market policies and in guaranteeing more effective services for companies has to be properly supported at national level with sufficient capacity, skilled staff, IT and technical equipment and financial support. Greater efforts should be made to monitor, evaluate and benchmark PES services to assess the effectiveness of these services in assisting jobseekers entering the labour market.